Hogan Lovells International LLP > Dusseldorf, Germany > Firm Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP
KENNEDYDAMM 24
40476 DÜSSELDORF
Germany

Compliance Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP offers expertise in compliance audits, certifications, risk analyses and M&A compliance and impresses with an increasing workload pertaining to ESG compliance matters, particularly the new supply chains law as well as the EU Commission’s proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive; Christian Ritz is a key contact here. Investigation expert Sebastian Lach heads the team, which primarily acts for national and international companies in the automotive, life sciences, healthcare, TMT and financial sectors. In March and October 2022, the Berlin team welcomed counsel Lukas Ritzenhoff from Hengeler Mueller, he focuses on advising investors and VC-financed companies, while Philip Matthey joined the Munich team, he was previously head of compliance at TRATON. Olaf Schneider comprehensively advises on compliance and corporate governance, while Désirée Maier covers both preventive compliance and criminal law matters; she has particular industry expertise in the life sciences. The team is also known for its development of legal tech applications, including a Dawn Raid app, the Cyber Breach app and a compliance hub. In January 2023, Sebastian Gräler (compliance, internal investigations, ESG) was appointed partner.

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Testimonials

A great, powerful team.

Hogan Lovells is very experienced in compliance. I like that Hogan Lovells is very practical, has lots of good practice examples and doesn’t write complicated legal memos/guidelines that nobody understands like other law firms do. Hogan Lovells is really to the point.

Désirée Maier: Actually always available, answers immediately, is always very accommodating, always nice, very practical in making recommendations and is extremely knowledgeable about compliance.’

‘Olaf Schneider has extensive experience in the field of compliance and also gives very good recommendations for practice. Olaf Schneider is top for me .’

Outstanding team strength that is unparalleled in the market .’

Olaf Schneider is an excellent lawyer with a great feeling for the situation. Sebastian Lach leads the team with a strong presence. Angelina Leder knows the files in detail.

The cooperation with Hogan Lovells is characterized in particular by excellent expertise in the legal areas relevant to us, which we need for our compliance work on an international level. Particularly noteworthy is the fast and, above all, solution-oriented and pragmatic approach .’

Mrs. Dr. Angelina Leder: An excellent lawyer and advisor, very friendly, extremely competent and knowledgeable, always approachable, pragmatic and to the point .’

Key clients

Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Medela

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

World Wide Fund For Nature

Work highlights

  • Advising Currenta GmbH & Co. KG on conducting an internal investigation and the audits in connection with the explosion and fire incident at the hazardous waste incineration plant in Leverkusen on July 27, 2021.
  • Representation of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in internal investigations and the global coordination of proactive communication with authorities.
  • Advising a leading global automotive manufacturer on global ESG compliance, including compliance requirements under the new supply chain law and the EU Commission’s proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.

Compliance > Internal investigations Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s renowned interdisciplinary group is regularly instructed by well-known companies in the automotive, TMT, life sciences, finance and healthcare sectors in the context of alleged fraud. The team consists of lawyers, IT specialists and economists and is well versed in potential money laundering, corruption and tax offenses as well as product safety matters. Other key areas include the communication with relevant authorities, criminal proceedings as well as ESG and cybercrime issues. Renowned practice head (since 2022 also global head of legal tech) Sebastian Lach regularly accompanies FCPA and SEC/DoJ-related matters and cross-border internal investigations, while Désirée Maier is experienced in compliance and investigations, particularly in the life sciences sector. Angelina Leder frequently assists in the context of official searches, communication with relevant authorities and conducting employee interviews, she made partner in January 2022. In January 2023, Sebastian Gräler (internal investigations, compliance and ESG) was also appointed partner. Olaf Schneider recently assisted with several cross-border investigations and Christian Ritz is well versed in antitrust law.

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Testimonials

Extensive experience and high quality – extensive information on current topics and legislation.

Angelina Leder: Technically well versed, able to solve difficult situations pragmatically, professionally and quickly. Professional and personal support.

Big, powerful squad.

Olaf Schneider speaks the language of the clients. Very good presentations.

Olaf Schneider’s experience in solving compliance issues is outstanding .’

Olaf Schneider is an excellent lawyer with a great feeling for the situation.’

‘Sebastian Lach leads the team with a strong presence. ‘

‘Angelina Leder knows every detail of the case file.’

Key clients

Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Medela

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

World Wide Fund For Nature

Work highlights

  • Advising Currenta GmbH & Co. KG on conducting an internal investigation and the audits in connection with the explosion and fire incident at the hazardous waste incineration plant in Leverkusen on July 27, 2021.
  • Representation of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in internal investigations and the global coordination of proactive communication with authorities.

Corporate and M&A > Corporate

Firmly integrated into its global law firm network, Hogan Lovells International LLP offers comprehensive corporate and M&A advice that is primarily drawn upon by DAX-listed companies and large corporations in the technology, media, life sciences and aviation sectors. The firm has a particular focus on US companies, assisting them with entering the European market and subsequently expanding their business. Public takeovers, squeeze-outs and restructurings as well as delistings are among the practice’s mainstays as well as corporate litigation; in the latter area Olaf Gärtner and Kim Lars Mehrbrey are particularly active in disputes relating to directors’ liability and antitrust claims. Practice heads Volker Geyrhalter and Nikolas Zirngibl are experienced M&A advisors who also assist with project management and venture capital. In addition to his transactional expertise, Lutz Angerer also advises on corporate issues as well as on corporate governance and compliance, while Michael Rose‘s broad practice includes restructurings, joint ventures, M&A and general corporate matters. Alesya Pavlynska (transactions, corporate restructurings and shareholder agreements) joined from Arzinger Law Offices in July 2022.

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Testimonials

The team assisted us with several transactions. They have always been reliable and helped us quickly when needed.’

Hands-on mentality, very committed, good and pragmatic negotiation.

The whole team was highly professional and dedicated throughout the transaction. Furthermore, the human component also fitted 100%. A great team, a collaboration that I have never experienced before.

Lutz Angerer: Very creative, solution-oriented, pragmatic – solid as a rock.

Key clients

ADVA Optical Networking

AGROB Immobilien AG

Akasol AG

BMW und Mercedes

Daimler AG und Daimler Truck AG

DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG

econnext

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

NRW.BANK

NRW.BANK und NordLB

Quadriga Capital

S&T AG

Saurer Netherlands Machinery Company BV

Talanx-Gruppe

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

Delticom AG

FlixMobility

Pareto Securities AS

Teufel Gruppe

voxeljet AG

Work highlights

  • Advising the Federal Republic of Germany – Finanzagentur GmbH on the granting of a stabilization measure by the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) to GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH.
  • Advising DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG in connection with a possible sale of shares in the company by its major shareholders Apollo and Wecken & Cie.
  • Advised Pareto Securities AS in connection with the private placement and listing of shares in Pyrum Innovations AG.

Dispute resolution > Product liability Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s broad dispute resolution practice stands out for its extensive experience in product liability cases, including cross-border product recall litigation. The team’s expertise, which is applied both in arbitration proceedings and on litigious level, foots on broad knowledge of product safety and product compliance on one hand and on its individual lawyers’ diverse industry specializations on the other: With a focus on life sciences, Ina Brock primarily represents pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, while Matthias Schweiger, who also specializes in life sciences, is also active in contentious product liability cases in the consumer goods industry. Sebastian Polly is particularly well versed in representing automotive industry clients, but also advises companies from the chemical, electronics, energy and consumer goods industries.

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Work highlights

  • In-court and out-of-court support for a world leading pharmaceutical company in connection with products.

Industry focus > Energy

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences

Hogan Lovells International LLP is among the top players in the German healthcare and life sciences sector and offers comprehensive advice with a sizeable team. Jörg Schickert, Ina Brock and Arne Thiermann focus on regulatory issues pertaining to novel therapies such as stem cell therapy, gene therapy and CAR-T cell therapy and assist numerous clients from the life sciences industry, primarily from the US. The team also acts for large pharmaceutical companies and private equity houses on licensing and M&A transactions, here, Lutz Angerer regularly takes the lead. Digital healthcare issues and the digitisation of the healthcare sector are other mainstays, where the team frequently advises on strategic alliances between pharmaceutical and IT companies in close cross-practice cooperation. The segments compliance and product liability are key strengths of Désirée Maier, Sebastian Lach and Matthias Schweiger, while Tanja Eisenblätter specialises in  pharmaceutical advertising law. Andreas von Falck is experienced in contentious patent law issues.

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells team is very structured, experienced and very competent. Especially in the area of pharmaceuticals, the law firm shows its extremely strong competence. There is also cross-practice work, so everyone knows what’s going on.’

‘Arne Thiermann is very experienced. He is not only characterized by his outstanding competence, but also by his approachable and friendly nature.’

‘Working with Hogan Lovells always goes smoothly: one always gets quick and competent feedback!’

‘Dr. Jörg Schickert: The advice is always quick and extremely competent. Outstanding!’

‘Matthias Schweiger is competent, level-headed and always well informed. Checks in regularly to update on the status of the situation.’

‘Arne Thiermann is calm, very confident in conversations and negotiations.’

‘The HL team is able to cover all legal issues relevant to us, be it with a focus on Germany or in a European context. Depending on the complexity, the consulting work is carried out cost-efficiently by associates and/or partners. Experts in the individual departments are brought in at the right time and coordinated internally so that we as the client receive timely, comprehensive advice on the relevant projects that is tailored to our needs.’

‘Jörg Schickert has in-depth knowledge of the German life sciences market and is a specialist in regulatory and compliance issues. The advice he and his team provide, including on questions relating to advertising law, is very competent, timely and solution-oriented.’

Key clients

Adagia Partners

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bundesverband Herzkranke Kinder e.V. (BVHK)

Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Eli Lilly and Company

Merck

Merz Therapeutics

Moderna

PerkinElmer, Inc.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Waldemar Link

Work highlights

  • Advising numerous clients on German market entry and subsequent expansion to other European markets. The advice related to pharmaceutical and drug advertising law, the development of distribution systems, regulatory issues and the drafting of contracts as well as data protection, corporate, employment and real estate law.
  • Advising Merz Therapeutics on a strategic license and cooperation agreement with the Israeli urology start-up Vensica Therapeutics Ltd. As part of the partnership, Merz Therapeutics and Vensica agreed to work together to deliver Merz’s Botulinum Neurotoxin A (Xeomin®) to the bladder wall using Vensica’s innovative ultrasound-guided delivery catheter.
  • Advising Moderna on contractual, regulatory and advertising issues in the healthcare sector and on setting up sales in the EU.

Intellectual property > Patent litigation: solicitors Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLPs multifaceted, globally integrated team advises on the full spectrum of litigious patent matters, including opposition and nullity proceedings and representation before arbitration panels, while its sector focus primarily encompasses technology and telecommunications, life sciences, consumer goods and automotive; in the latter segment, the practice is particularly involved in FRAND-related matters, which is not least due to its close cooperation with other practices such as antitrust and competition law. Furthermore, the practice, consisting of lawyers and patent attorneys, also assists with questions relating to patent portfolios and licensing and associated contract drafting. The practice is jointly led by a trio consisting of Burkhart Goebel (IP and regulatory interface), the head of the German IPMT practice Andreas Bothe (trade mark and competition law) and the head of the European practice Miriam Gundt (focus on technology); at the turn of the year 2022/23, Gundt also replaced Goebel as head of the global Intellectual Property, Media and Technology (IPMT) practice group. Other key contacts are Andreas von Falck (focus on pharmaceuticals, medical technology and high-tech sectors), Clemens Plassmann (focus on technology), patent lawyer and counsel Felipe Zilly (infringement and validity proceedings), Alexander Klicznik (mobile phone patents), who has dual qualifications as a patent lawyer and attorney-at-law, and Henrik Lehment, whose expertise in the automotive and mobile communications industry is in high demand, especially with regards to connected car issues. Steffen Steininger (telecommunications, life sciences and automotive industry) and FRAND expert Benjamin Schröer are key contacts at the Munich location. Anna-Katharina Friese-Okoro (patent litigation in the telecoms, pharmaceuticals, medical products and mechanical engineering sectors) made partner in January 2022.

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells’ IP team unerringly guides through complex legal matters and demonstrates business acumen. The unit acted quickly during a difficult IP litigation and worked efficiently with other lawyers across jurisdictions. They never lost sight of the goal and avoided unnecessary disputes.’

‘IP team with strong expertise, one of the strongest teams in Germany.’

‘Henrik Lehment: Intelligent and relaxed approach while being able to explain complex legal issues in layman’s language; with very good knowledge of English. Never hesitated and was always willing to look at the situation from the client’s economic point of view. He’s a real asset to the team.’

‘Andreas von Falck: An experienced litigator who impresses with his insight, acumen and intelligence.’

‘Miriam Gundt is a great partner, she provides pragmatic advice and reliability.’

Key clients

Catena-X

Eli Lilly

ESKO

Flexicare

Ford

Freudenberg

Work highlights

  • Defending OPPO in patent litigation against Nokia related to 14 patents before German courts. Representation in parallel proceedings against Nokia in the UK, France, Spain and Russia.
  • Representing Ford against Japanese patent exploiter IP Bridge in a comprehensive patent dispute related to infringement and validity proceedings regarding mobile phone patents allegedly in connection with the 4G (LTE) standard.
  • Representing Xiaomi in a dispute with SEL (Semiconductor Energy Laboratory) pertaining to a total of six intellectual property rights in infringement proceedings and parallel proceedings regarding OLED technology in smartphone displays.

Intellectual property > Trade marks

Located within its IPMT practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP's global trade mark team handles complex instructions and manages extensive trade mark and design portfolios; a special focus is placed on clients from the technology and telecommunications, pharmacy, medical technology as well as consumer goods and automotive sectors. In addition to its advisory work, the practice also acts in contentious proceedings and handles trade mark-related sustainability issues. Life sciences and energy brands frequently turn to Yvonne Draheim, whose expertise includes domain disputes, administrative proceedings and out-of-court advice on trade mark, design and domain law, while counsel Patrick Fromlowitz and Marion Fischer both act in an advisory and forensic capacity. Trade mark portfolio management specialist Susanne Karow retired at the end of 2021 but remains active as senior counsel, and litigator Anthonia Ghalamkarizadeh, who often assists online service providers and owners of well-known trade marks, made partner in January 2023. IP litigator Andreas Bothe, Miriam Gundt (technical property rights) and Burkhart Goebel, who divides his time between Hamburg and Madrid, jointly head the practice.

Testimonials

‘Good interaction within the team. Other colleagues are proactively brought in to provide information depending on the focus.’

‘Know-how and experts in all areas of intellectual property and beyond.’

‘Patrick Fromlowitz: Supremely knowledgeable and has a strong depth of knowledge to answer any question.’

‘Competent feedback (also on questions of foreign trade mark law).’

‘Excellent expertise in the field of IP, very precise and careful way of working, often crowned with success.’

‘In addition to her competence, Marlen Annika Mittelstein also has a pragmatic and solution-oriented approach.’

‘Good and seamless cooperation within the team available to us.’

‘Marion Fischer: A very experienced and reliable colleague who adapts advice to the needs of the client and implements it successfully.’

Key clients

Anheuser-Busch InBev

BayWa

Bettzig Media

Boardriders Group

Bundesverband Herzkranke Kinder e.V.

C&A

Canyon Bicycles

CeramTec

Collibra

Deutsche Industrieanlagen GmbH

Deutsche Telekom

ECCO

ERGO Group

Fiskars Group

Hennes & Mauritz

LIVISTO

Marimekko Oyj

Merck & Co. Inc.

NCL-Stiftung

Nelsons

Payone

ProSiebenSat.1

Puraglobe

Stiftung phönikks

SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd (DJI)

Urlaubsguru

USM

Vay Technology GmbH

Vorwerk

Work highlights

  • Advice to Anheuser-Busch InBev brewery in their long-standing dispute with Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar over the BUDWEISER brand.
  • Advising Merck & Co., Inc. in cross-border proceedings regarding the rights to the MERCK brand and company name.
  • Management of the global brand portfolio and strategic advice for Deutsche Telekom.

Intellectual property > Unfair competition Tier 1

Embedded within the global law firm network, Hogan Lovells International LLP assists with all facets of competition law with trade secret protection, product imitations, know-how protection, licensing issues and litigation representing several of the practice's central pillars, mainly drawn upon by clients from the technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and medical technology as well as automotive and consumer goods sectors. At the turn of the year 2022/23, Miriam Gundt (telecommunications, chemicals and mechanics) took over the management of the firm's global IPMT practice from Burkhart Goebel (consumer goods) who will remain head of the German team alongside Gundt and litigator Andreas Bothe. Susanne Karow, who has experience in the telecommunications, food and pharmaceutical industries, retired at the end of 2021, but remains available to the team as senior counsel.

Key clients

Anheuser-Busch InBev

BayWa

Bettzig Media

Boardriders Group

Bundesverband Herzkranke Kinder e.V.

C&A

Canyon Bicycles

CeramTec

Collibra

Deutsche Industrieanlagen GmbH

Deutsche Telekom

ECCO

ERGO Group

Fiskars Group

Hennes & Mauritz

LIVISTO

Marimekko Oyj

Merck & Co. Inc.

NCL-Stiftung

Nelsons

Payone

ProSiebenSat.1 – Unternehmensgruppe.

Puraglobe

Stiftung phönikks

SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd (DJI)

Urlaubsguru

USM

Vay Technology GmbH

Vorwerk

Public sector > Planning and environment

Hogan Lovells International LLP's environmental and planning law team is regularly instructed by national and international companies and the regulated automotive, chemical, energy, water, infrastructure and utilities sectors to advise on engineering issues, disputes and permitting and planning approval proceedings. The team is also active in transactions and assists with environmental due diligence as well as with the sale and purchase of chemical parks, industrial plants, energy and infrastructure companies. In addition to environmental law, Thomas Dünchheim is also experienced in public commercial law, municipal law and construction law. Sebastian Gräler, who made counsel in January 2022, has expertise in environmental compliance. Carsten Bringmann (sector focus energy) joined Noerr in December 2021.

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Key clients

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband Düsseldorf e.V.

IOI Oleo GmbH

Smurfit Kappa Herzberger Wellpappe GmbH

Harry-Brot GmbH

Gelsenwasser AG

Kiepe Electric GmbH

Benky Climbing GmbH & Co. KG

ADAC

Center Parcs

Olbos

UniInstitutional Private Debt SCS SICAV-SIF

DeWert Deutsche Wertinvestment GmbH

Stadt Hürth

Prologis

Görges Naturprodukte GmbH

Harry-Brot GmbH

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

FERRERO MSC GmbH & Co.

European Convenience Food GmbH

Honeywell

Hahn Fonds Invest GmbH

Stadt Pfungstadt

Gesellschaft für Metallurgie GFE GmbH

INTERBODEN Innovative Gewerbewelten GmbH & Co. KG

IMS GmbH

IPK Germany Property Kaiserlei Projektgesellschaft mbH

ZVG Dieburg

Herecon Projekt GmbH

GSS Zweite Projektmanagement GmbH

Centerparcs Entwicklungsgesellschaft Germany GmbH

Stadtgalerie Velbert GmbH

Wildauer Immobiliengesellschaft

ZIA – Zentraler Immobilienausschuss e.V.

BPD Immobilienentwicklung

Work highlights

  • Advising various companies from the automotive industry, including well-known car manufacturers and automotive suppliers, on environmental law. The advice relates in particular to site-related issues of immission control, water and waste legislation as well as issues of global environmental compliance. Recently, advice has also increasingly included questions of e-mobilization, for example in connection with the disposal of lithium-ion batteries under waste law.
  • Advising Gelsenwasser AG on the new state water law of North Rhine-Westphalia and on the priority of drinking water supply in cases of shortages.
  • Advice on planning law to the city of Hürth on the designation of a new industrial area. In addition, advice within the framework of the conclusion of urban development contracts on cost bearing and implementation obligations of a private investor in the industrial area. Advice on construction and planning law related to the development of an inner-city conversion area.

Real estate and construction > Construction (including construction litigation)

Hogan Lovells International LLP supports numerous international projects over the entire value chain and advises its clients on in and out-of-court disputes. The team focuses on the energy, infrastructure, waste management and IT sectors and is an experienced advisor in the context of the development of onshore and offshore wind farms, the latter is among the core competencies of Christian Knütel, as well as waste incineration plants and transport projects. Recent growth areas include matters pertaining to ESG, hydrogen, e-mobility, fibre optic and broadband expansion as well as the Internet of Things. Carla Luh heads the practice and advises banks, sponsors, debtors and investors on project financing.

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Testimonials

‘Very good cooperation; pragmatic solutions.’

‘Excellent negotiation management and support in all cases. Very proactive support in other areas as well as in negotiations.’

Key clients

Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Statkraft AS

Concord Blue

Svevind

Baltic Power Sp. z o. o.

KIRKBI Invest A/S and William Demant Invest A/S

WTE Wassertechnik und International Financial Advisors Holding K.P.S.C (IFA) (Kläranlagenprojekt Umm Al-Hayman in Kuwait)

SBE Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH

EVN AG

International Financial Advisors

GIG Green Energy Group

Northland Power Inc

Mytilleneos

SAUR

Work highlights

  • Advising the Power Systems division of Rolls-Royce on the conclusion of a long-term contract for the procurement of fuel cell modules from cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Advising Baltic Power Sp. z oo in connection with the Baltic Power offshore wind farm in Poland.
  • Advising SVEVIND on the development and implementation of one of the world’s largest green hydrogen projects.

Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP is renowned for its in-depth expertise in commercial and distribution law, which particularly leading companies in the automotive industry call upon. Practice head Patrick Ayad was appointed global managing partner in June 2022 and advises on regulatory matters, contract drafting as well as purchasing and distribution, while Florian Unseld assists with market entries and the implementation of innovative distribution models. EU-wide distribution structures as well as licensing and cooperation agreements are among the key strengths of Jörg Schickert, whose expertise benefits clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology sectors. Sectors such as the consumer goods and food industries also play a central role, where Thomas Salomon and Christiane Alpers are among the key contacts; the latter made partner in January 2022. Counsel Sebastian Schnell covers trade and distribution law as well as product-related regulatory issues.

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Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells offers very comprehensive advice with quick and pragmatic solutions.’

‘Patrick Ayad’s team advises at the highest level in commercial and distribution law as well as in the automotive sector in general.’

‘One notices that the practice attaches great importance to openness, variety and diversity.’

‘The team seems very homogeneous and the good internal atmosphere is striking.’

‘The future-oriented approach is just as impressive as the calmness in dealing with each other as well as in stressful situations.’

‘Florian Unseld and his team have a very high level of competence and always have a goal- and solution-oriented approach.’

‘The integration of specialized colleagues is always seamless and helps a lot with more complex tasks.’

Key clients

Vinfast

Genesis Motor Europe (Premium-Marke der Hyundai Motor Group)

Mercedes-Benz

Mitsubishi Motors

ZF

Wacker

Fifth Generation (Tito’s Handmade Vodka)

Schwartauer Werke

Bristol-Myers-Squibb Company/Celgene

Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Eli Lilly and Company

Merz Therapeutics

Moderna

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Lockheed Martin

Work highlights

  • Advising Mitsubishi Motors on a comprehensive restructuring of the distribution system in Europe and on various regulatory issues.

Banking and finance > Financial services: regulatory Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP  handles a wide array of matters, including corporate and regulatory advice to large corporations on the reorganisation of their financial units; assisting banks with new product launches or licensing matters – including licensing procedures in the payment services area -; the representation of banks in proceedings against the EU’s Single Resolution Board pertaining to bank levies, as well as advising companies on BaFin special audits and financial institutions on Brexit-related business transfers. Practice head Richard Reimer is experienced in institutional and product-specific banking supervisory law.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Against the background of his many years of experience in the banking and capital market sector, Dr. Seitz has assembled a team of top-class partners who provide expert advice on the legal and regulatory status quo and emerging trends in the FinTech space.’

‘Dr. Seitz offers precise, commercial and very useful advice in a very timely and efficient manner. Highly recommended for providing regulatory advice to virtual asset providers.’

‘Main contact is Dr. Richard Reimer; he has an excellent understanding of business needs, flexibility in “risk appetite”.’

‘The team of Dr. Reimer has been known and highly valued by our company for many years. For years we have trusted in the team’s specialist knowledge.’

Key clients

Concardis GmbH

Nexi Group

Corestate Bank

Daimler AG

Deutscher Derivate Verband

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA)

EURO Kartensysteme

Grover

NordLB

NRW.BANK

PAYONE

Scalable Capital

First Data

VR Payment

Work highlights

  • Advising the leading online broker Scalable Capital on its expansion to France, Italy, Spain and Austria.  
  • Supporting the Corestate Bank in the successful application for a permit and ongoing advice on all regulatory and corporate law issues.
  • Advising a US investment bank in connection with the sale of structured products and the development of a website for the offer and sale of structured products.

Banking and finance > Project finance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP accompanies banks, investors and project developers in traditional project financing, ECA-covered financing and project bonds as well as acquisition financing. Noteworthy is the group's industry expertise in German and international energy and infrastructure projects, where the team is experienced in renewable energies such as onshore and offshore wind energy projects. Practice head Carla Luh also leads the German finance practice since the beginning of 2022 and is supported by senior associate Amy Wienke, who frequently advises on international projects, thanks to her dual qulification in English and German law.

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Key clients

Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debt Funds

Encavis AG

goetel GmbH

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Statkraft AS

wpd europe GmbH

Baltic Power Sp. z o. o.

Greenvolt – Energias Renovaveis SA

EB – Sustainable Investment Management and LHI

LBBW

Europäische Investitionsbank

DekaBank

NordLB

DZ Bank AG

STRABAG

VINCI

WTE/EVN

Northland Power Inc

Statkraft

Work highlights

  • Advice to private bank Berenberg and the Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debts Funds on the financing of several renewable energy projects in Finland, Spain, Italy and Chile.
  • Advising the wind and solar farm operator Encavis AG on the acquisition of the Paltusmäki wind farm.
  • Advising goetel GmbH on a loan financing of around €345 million. With the loan and the equity provided by the shareholder Basalt Infrastructure Partners III, goetel plans to connect around 250,000 households to the fiber optic network over the next three years.

Capital markets > Equity capital markets Tier 2

Due to the close cooperation with its corporate practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP's ECM team assists issuers and issuing banks not only with classic capital increases and IPOs, but also with stock dividends; recently, the latter made up a significant part of instructions as well as share investments, buybacks and delistings. The group is headed by Michael Schlitt whose expertise mirrors the corporate and capital markets expertise. The arrival of Sebastian Biller (previously managing associate at Linklaters ) as counsel in June 2022 further strengthened this intersection and in particular the practice's public M&A capacities.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent expertise, exceptional commitment, very pragmatic and solution-oriented.’

‘The team works in a very service-oriented manner and guarantees consistent and almost constant availability in transactions. The high number of transactions means that the team is always familiar with current market standards and developments.’

‘Reliable cooperation, high basic competence.’

‘Michael Schlitt and team: Committed, creative, solution-oriented, good stakeholder management.’

‘Michael Schlitt and his team are available around the clock and always respond immediately. The service is not only fast, but also reliable and practical.’

‘In addition to Michael Schlitt, whose experience and knowledge of the market are outstanding, we worked primarily with Susanne Ries. Both answered all relevant questions to our complete satisfaction and were able to prepare complex legal issues for us in a short time.’

‘Michael Schlitt: Aery experienced, competent and reliable consultant.’

‘Michael Schlitt: Very solution-oriented and creative, especially in difficult situations that are out of line. He brings an exceptional understanding of the internal processes and needs of the client/in-house lawyer.’

Key clients

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

Delticom AG

Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG and ABN AMRO Bank N.V

Jefferies GmbH und UniCredit Bank AG

Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG

Katjesgreenfood GmbH

Pareto Securities AS

va-Q-tec AG

voxeljet AG

Baader Bank

Commerzbank AG

DIC Asset AG

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft

Bankhaus Metzler

HORNBACH Baumarkt AG

Work highlights

  • Advising the Federal Republic of Germany – Finanzagentur GmbH on its participation in the capital increase of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
  • Advising Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG and ABN AMRO Bank NV on the IPO of hGears AG.
  • Advising Jefferies GmbH and UniCredit Bank AG on an approximately €105 million capital increase by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG with subscription rights.

Capital markets > Structured finance and securitisation Tier 2

As an integral part of its capital markets practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP works extensively in the structured finance and securitization area: while Jochen Seitz regularly assists banks and alternative lenders with the sale of structured products and the updating and expansion of issuing platforms, Dietmar Helms was recently particularly active for credit platforms and start-ups in asset-backed securities transactions. Assistance with securitisations in various asset classes, such as (car) leasing receivables, consumer loans and credit card receivables, is another strength of the team and partially foots on practice head Sven Brandt‘s expertise in this area.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Very high technical expertise and problem-solving skills. Transactions are successful with Hogan Lovells International LLP.’

‘Reliable; always up to date on the interpretation of laws; advises the client proactively; objective assessment of facts; pragmatic; fast.’

‘Partners have the ability to become part of the team while remaining advisors. Through open conversations, they are able to critically examine their own thoughts or ways without fear of damaging the relationship.’

‘The team has a high level of innovative problem solving skills stemming from strong practical structuring. It also has experience in setting up structures, be it routinely or in the event of a crisis. The latter is particularly valuable.’

‘In my opinion, Julian Fischer particularly stood out. He convinced with his outstanding problem-solving skills.’

‘Dietmar Helms: Excellent availability, even outside normal office hours. Very good advice, even in the run-up to a transaction. Compliance with cost agreements.’

‘Jochen Seitz: Excellent expertise in structured products; solution-oriented; valuable contacts to European regulators.’

‘Jochen Seitz and his team are distinguished by their knowledge of the platform for structured products and their issuance. Their expertise is not limited to just the legal and regulatory issues of the industry, but they add value through their understanding of the product’s economic aspects and market trends.’

Key clients

Advanzia Bank S.A.

Cluno GmbH

Deutscher Derivate Verband

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA)

Goldman Sachs / Tier Mobility GmbH

Grover

Marex Financial

Olbos HS I Grundbesitzverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG

PEAC (Germany) GmbH

PSA Bank

Santander Consumer Bank AG

Taulia Inc.

UniInstitutional Private Debt SCS SICAV-SIF

Varengold Bank AG

Volkswagen Leasing GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Advanzia Bank on the first securitization of a German credit card portfolio with an issuing volume of €475 million.
  • Advising Cluno GmbH on ABL financing of cars with a total volume of up to €55 million by NIBC Bank NV and Varengold Bank A.
  • Advising Marex Financial on setting up and updating a new pan-European issuance platform for the public offering of bonds, certificates and leverage products.

Dispute resolution > Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP recently demonstrated its international arbitration expertise in disputes concerning supply and cooperation agreements, investment protection as well as structured products distribution for clients from the finance, energy and construction sectors, but is also known for its representation of companies from the life sciences and automotive sectors. Karl Pörnbacher, who has extensive experience in conflicts stemming from plant construction and infrastructure projects, energy industry disputes and post-M&A conflicts, heads the practice. Inken Knief regularly acts as an arbitrator and also has a particular focus on representing parties in high-volume supply chain disputes.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Mainstream Renewable Power

Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing Mainstream Renewable Power in an investment protection lawsuit against Germany.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation Tier 2

Based on a broad sector focus, including the automotive, technology, energy and life sciences industries, Hogan Lovells International LLP engages in corporate, antitrust, commercial, advertising, supply and insolvency disputes, as well as civil and administrative conflicts related to data and cyber breaches. The practice is also increasingly involved in ESG conflicts arising from transactions, contracts and supply chains, and has experience defending companies against mass and class actions at national and European levels. Practice head Tanja Eisenblätter impresses with expertise in competition and commercial disputes, Detlef Haß primarily represents automotive companies in supply chain disputes and is also well versed in insolvency dispute resolution, while Ina Brock supports pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in product liability litigation. Key lawyers also include Kim Lars Mehrbrey (cartel damages and professional liability litigation, corporate disputes), Carolin Marx, who focuses on supply and antitrust disputes, and Matthias Schweiger, who is skilled in collective damages proceedings. Sophia Jaeger made counsel in January 2022 and focuses on corporate and antitrust disputes.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Hogan Lovells has one of the best pharmaceutical disputes departments.’

Hogan Lovells is an excellent full-service practice that not only impresses with its excellent economic understanding, but also with the comprehensive advice that can cover every legal area. This is an advantage in the case of more complex disputes when other areas of law are also affected.’

‘The professionals work extremely conscientiously and always deliver very well thought-out solutions that can also be implemented pragmatically. In the area of litigation, all possible scenarios are always considered and kept in mind in order to achieve the best possible solution for the client.

Dr Kim Lars Mehrbrey: Unique attention to detail, which is already expressed in conversations or negotiations, always makes sense and is efficient. Due to his forward-looking nature, it is worth involving him in negotiations in order to avoid any disputes in the future or to make comprehensive and complete arrangements.

The team is able to cover all legal issues that are relevant to us, be it with a focus on Germany or in a European context. Depending on the complexity, the consulting work is carried out cost-efficiently by associates and/or partners. Experts in the individual departments are brought in at the right time and coordinated internally so that we as the customer receive timely, comprehensive advice on the relevant projects that is tailored to our needs.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge of the healthcare market and our company, which simplifies instruction and allows HL to proactively identify potential problem areas.’

‘The team is able to work efficiently with internal lawyers and the business and to communicate legal aspects appropriately to the addressee.

Key clients

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Mainstream Renewable Power

Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH

Work highlights

  • Defense of Dr. Ing. hc F. Porsche AG against civil damages claims.
  • In-court and out-of-court support for a world leading pharmaceutical company in connection with products.
  • Representing Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH in a large number of legal disputes.

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 2

Due to the close cooperation with the teams in Europe, Asia and the US, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s German team is regularly instructed on cross-border matters. A cross-practice approach benefits companies from the automotive and life sciences sectors regarding cloud services, digital transformation, software development, compliance, AI and machine learning, whereas banks and insurance companies are also among the client roster. Players from the latter two sectors regularly instruct counsel Sarah-Lena Kreutzmann on IT, outsourcing, software license and maintenance agreements. Burkhart Goebel leads the global IP, media and technology practice, while Miriam Gundt holds the European chair and Andreas Bothe heads the German team.

Key clients

ANIMUS GmbH & Co. KG

Catena-X

Dana Incorporated

Eberspächer Gruppe

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA)

Helsing AG

IKB Deutsche Industriebank GmbH

Jungheinrich Gruppe

Kantar

MorphoSys

Nagravision

Payback

Phoenix Contact

Synlab

Work highlights

  • Advising Helsing GmbH on the use of open source data and open source software in the field of machine learning and on setting up corresponding compliance processes; Advice on data protection law as part of the client’s GDPR implementation project.
  • Advising the US technology company PTC, Inc. on the negotiations regarding the acquisition of the IP and brand of the augmented reality (AR) start-up RE’FLEKT.
  • Advice to the First Liquidation Agency (EAA) on the structuring and implementation of a total of four major procurement procedures for the outsourcing of several business processes (business process outsourcing) in the areas of portfolio management, financial data management, compliance and IT.

Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP focuses on supporting the insurance sector in transactions as well as national and international restructurings. Other core areas include company pension schemes, primary insurance and reinsurance products and digitisation matters. Clients benefit from the firm’s international positioning and close collaboration with other locations, including London and Paris. Practice head Christoph Küppers complements this service offering with particular expertise in compliance and restructuring. Transactional support is also a core focus of Christoph Louven, including cross-border matters, while Birgit Reese handles regulatory issues in addition to M&A.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The extremely specialized team covers relevant legal areas and works very well together. The right contact persons are always involved in order to clarify complex questions.’

‘Christoph Küppers has very good knowledge of the market. Legal advice is always very targeted, pragmatic and legally sound.’

Key clients

Konzern Versicherungskammer

Münchener Rück

Gothaer Gruppe

Generali Real Estate S.p.A.

ERGO

Talanx-Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Advising the Versicherungskammer group on investments in the German energy infrastructure market, including the successful acquisition of the Ferngas Group and the intended acquisition of the Thyssengas Group.
  • Advising Münchener Rück und der ERGO on M&A, corporate law and related areas of law (such as IP, IT, data protection and contract law).
  • Assistance with M&A transactions and general corporate and regulatory advice to the Gothaer Group.

Private equity > Venture capital Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s venture capital team routinely advises founding teams, financial investors, venture capitalists and start-ups on the entire business lifecycle. Due to the integration into the firm’s global network, the team advises on cross-border matters such as internationalisation, buy-and-build strategies and asset-based lending financing; Dietmar Helms is the key contact for the latter. The team is led by Matthias Jaletzke, who is one of the leading German private equity and M&A experts. The group welcomed cross-border transaction specialist Christoph Naumann (formerly at Watson Farley & Williams LLP) in December 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Niko Zirngibl thinks very commercially; very good market overview in the VC area, very accessible personal contact.’

Key clients

Alasco

Armira Growth

Charles

Flexcavo

FlixMobility

Goldman Sachs

MedKit-Doc

Personio

Vytal Global GmbH

Wirelane

Work highlights

  • Advising FlixMobility on a $650 million financing round.
  • Advising HR software provider Personio on a $270 million financing round. The Munich company thus became the second most valuable German start-up with a valuation of more than $6 billion.
  • Advice to Goldman Sachs on Xempu’s $70 million Series D financing round.

Public sector > Commercial administrative law Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP is regularly instructed by banks, international companies, municipal utilities and the public sector from municipal to federal level to assist with issues relating to commercial administration and commercial constitutional law as well as with privatisations and remunicipalisations. Gaming law represents a particular focus, in the context of which the group advises companies, government agencies and lottery companies on regulatory matters, online games and the operation of arcades. Clients are also supported in dealing with crises such as export bans, official measures, plant closures or other issues of state liability. Practice head Thomas Dünchheim has extensive experience in public law with particular expertise in public commercial, municipal, environmental and construction law. Carsten Bringmann (public procurement, environmental and planning law as well as constitutional and European law) joined Noerr in December 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The special quality of the law firm and the team is its interdisciplinary networking, which is particularly necessary in complex transactions, with the other required areas of law, such as corporate law or employment law. Here, the law firm is very broadly positioned and the team around Prof. Dünchheim coordinates the different areas to a large extent.’

‘The interaction is always polite, professional and objective. They respond to a specific query and process it quickly and perfectly. The service concept is very important. When it comes to fees, they are flexible and adapt if necessary. In any case, practicable results are achieved and supplemented if necessary.’

‘Thomas Dünchheim and his team deserve special mention. His work is absolutely service-oriented and the personal contact is very friendly and pleasant.’

‘Thomas Dünchheim: Always approachable and delivers practical solutions.’

Key clients

NRW.Bank

Nord/LB

Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH

Stadtwerke Aachen Aktiengesellschaft

Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt

Queb Bundesverband für Employer Branding, Personalmarketing und Recruiting e.V.

Bank of America

Stadtwerke München GmbH

Stadtwerke Hürth

Zweckverband Dieburg

Kiepe Electric GmbH

Ministerium für Inneres, ländliche Räume, Integration und Gleichstellung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein

Admiral Sportwetten

Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Thüringen

NRW.BANK

Westdeutsche Spielbanken GmbH & Co. KG

Barclays

LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT GmbH und Tochtergesellschaften (ADMIRAL ENTERTAINMENT GmbH, Casino Royal GmbH und Admiral Play GmbH)

German Tote Service- und Beteiligungs GmbH/Wettstar GmbH

Löwen Play GmbH

Hessisches Ministerium des Innern und für Sport

Postcode Lotterie DT gGmbH

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband Düsseldorf e.V.

STEAG GmbH

Verband des eZigarettenhandels e.V.  (VdeH)

Stadt Kürten

Stadt Odenthal

Hamburger Verkehrsanlagen GmbH

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Gelsenwasser AG

Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH

Stadt Kaiserslautern

Stadt Essen

Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft Langenfeld mbH

Teckpro AG

The Boston Consulting Group

Stadtwerke Velbert

EAM Beteiligungen GmbH Kasseler Verkehrs- und Versorgungs GmbH, Landkreis Kassel Landkreis Hersfeld-Rotenburg  Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kreisausschuss des Werra-Meißner-Kreises Körperschaft des Öffentlichen Rechts

Erzbistum Köln Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (KdöR)

KoelnMesse GmbH

e-regio GmbH & Co. KG

FC Ingolstadt 04 Fussball GmbH

STAWAG Stadtwerke Aachen Aktiengesellschaft

Wildauer Immobiliengesellschaft

Ministerium für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nord-Rhein-Westfalen

Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund GmbH (RMV)

Enwor – Energie & Wasser VOR ORT GmbH

Honeywell

Work highlights

  • Advising NRW.BANK and NORD/LB on the sale of their shares to Bremer Spielcasino GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Comprehensive public procurement and pension law advice to investment bank Sachsen-Anhalt regarding the carve-out and separation of investment bank Sachsen-Anhalt from NORD/LB, in particular on the obligation to tender for contracts for the implementation of company pension schemes; advice on the allocation of software services by the IB LSA for the handling of funding programs of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
  • Advice on state aid law, grant law and municipal law to EAM Beteiligungen GmbH, Kasseler Verkehrs- und Versorgungs GmbH, Kassel district, Hersfeld-Rotenburg district, Schwalm-Eder district, Waldeck-Frankenberg district, district committee of the Werra-Meißner district Public corporation at the Privatization of Netcom Kassel (NCK) and Broadband Nordhessen (BNG).

Real estate and construction > Project development Tier 2

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP assists national and international clients, including investors and project developers, which are advised on the entire life cycle of a property. Among the core topics are transactions, financing – Marc Werner is a key contact here – and project developments as well as rental issues. Equally versatile are the covered asset categories, whereas a focus is on the office, retail, commercial and logistics sectors as well as specialist properties. Dirk Debald is well versed in advising on real estate and corporate law matters pertaining to specialist properties, while also covering tenancy and brokerage law. Practice head Roland Bomhard specialises in transactions, project developments and financing issues; the latter two areas are also part of Markus Franken‘s expertise, who made partner in January 2023. In August 2021, Sabrina Handke (focus on the hotel sector) left the firm and joined the private sector.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is excellent. Great knowledge and strength across the range of subjects and in other disciplines when needed.’

‘Dirk Debald is the most responsive, knowledgeable and commercially minded real estate attorney I have worked with in Germany.’

‘Friendly interaction, very good behavior in difficult situations and in complex negotiations, smart solutions, good cooperation between partner and associate, negotiating skills.’

‘Kept calm when there were suddenly new topics from the counterparty at the closing; found good solutions and then skilfully negotiated this with the parties.’

‘Very likeable and dynamic team with a clear and efficient allocation of roles.’

‘Dr. Dirk Debald: Outstanding negotiator, economically minded, concerned about fair compensation, technically outstanding, personable.’

‘High professional level. Short response times. Full scope of testing.’

‘Dirk Debald as a strong negotiator with a high level of assertiveness and sovereignty.’

Key clients

Groß & Partner

Bayerische Landesbank

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management

Amundi Asset Management

LaSalle Investment Management

Prologis

Union Investment

alstria office REIT AG

Hannover Leasing

DeWert Deutsche Wertinvestment GmbH

Hillwood

Ferox

PATRIZIA GrundInvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

Real I.S. AG

EDF Invest

MAS Real Estate

Generali Real Estate S.p.A

SV Hotel AG

Beos

Sysmex

Hana

Work highlights

  • Advised the project development company Groß & Partner on the sale of the T1 project in Frankfurt.
  • Advising the Healthcare Property Fund (HPF) Europe managed by BNP Paribas REIM on the acquisition of four nursing homes from the real estate investment company Capital Bay Group.
  • Advising Amundi Asset Management on the sale of the Square 41 office building in Frankfurt.

Germany > Antitrust Tier 3

Merger control litigation represents the mainstay of Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s antitrust practice, whose clients additionally benefit from the firm’s European and international offices’ expertise; the team also cooperates closely with its in-house experts on investment control reviews (FDI procedures). Recently, the practice has been instructed by companies in the technology, automotive and energy sectors in particular, thereby being extensively active in compliance, ongoing antitrust advice and in the context of proceedings and disputes before the antitrust authorities. The Düsseldorf-based Martin Sura is considered an experienced litigator at national and international level, who handed the practice management to Marc Schweda in the spring of 2023. His team also includes merger control expert Christoph Wünschmann in Munich and export control law specialist Falk Schöning, who divides his time between Brussels and Berlin. Florian von Schreitter, who is experienced in behavioral antitrust and merger control law, made counsel in January 2022, while the team also welcomed counsel Lukas Rengier, previously at Allen & Overy LLP, in spring of the same year; he is experienced in antitrust disputes.

Practice head(s):

Marc Schweda

Testimonials

‘Experienced in large proceedings, good team spirit, pleasant to deal with, highly motivated consultants.’

‘Excellent team player; good practice lead by Christoph Wünschmann; very good commercial understanding; interface to the investigation team pays off.’

‘Christoph Wünschmann: Strong team player; very good communication at all levels including the board of directors/supervisory board; pleasant, calm and serious manner; strategically strong.’

‘Falk Schöning: Highly professional and did his job to our complete satisfaction. Fast reactions, uncomplicated solutions and acting in our interest have distinguished him. It was very pleasant to work with him and we are very satisfied with work results.’

Key clients

Kustomer

ADVA

ARDEX Group GmbH

BMW

Digital Charging Solutions

Flixbus

Hannover Leasing

IB Vogt GmbH

Intellia Therapeutics

Korean Air

Lockheed Martin

Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy

Helsing

ib vogt

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Lockheed Martin

Lürssen

MSD Partners

Sicoya

syncreon

Thalia

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Work highlights

  • Advising ADVA in merger control and investment control proceedings regarding the planned transatlantic merger with Adtran (USA).
  • Advising Hitachi Energy on all global merger control and investment protection control issues regarding the establishment of a joint venture for high voltage instrument transformers.
  • Enforced all antitrust clearances for Kustomer, Inc. regarding its acquisition by Facebook/Meta.

Capital markets > Debt capital markets Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP is best known for assisting banks, state-related lenders and, although to a lesser extent, corporate clients with debt issuances, the updating of debt issuances and commercial paper programs as well as related capital markets transactions; here, Jochen Seitz (capital markets and financial regulatory law) is regularly in charge. The team’s advice recently particularly focused on green and sustainable bonds as well as related requirements of the EU Sustainable Finance Regulation and taxonomies. With Sina Hekmat (who divides her time between New York and Frankfurt) the group is also well equipped for US-related matters. Sven Brandt (DCM and structured finance) leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Sven Brandt

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Integer, competent, professional!’

‘Dr. Seitz has been working for Pfandbrief banks for years and is very competent in all matters relating to the Pfandbrief business. Coupled with a very nice way of dealing with the result is a very positive picture for me.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V, Banco Santander S.A., Natixis S.A., NatWest Markets N.V., Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale – (NORD/LB) und UniCredit Bank AG

Bayerische Landesbank

BOC Aviation Limited

Commerzbank AG

Erste Group AG

BofA Securities

Marex Financial

Natixis Pfandbriefbank AG

Nord/LB Norddeutsche Girozentrale

Olbos HS I Grundbesitzverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG

Raiffeisen Bank International

Unicredit Bank AG

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Work highlights

  • Advice to ABN AMRO Bank NV, Banco Santander SA, Natixis SA, NatWest Markets NV, Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale – (NORD/LB) and UniCredit Bank AG on the initial placement of a green bond by NORD/LB.
  • Advice to Bayerische Landesbank on the annual update of the debt issuance program and on the initial issue of a green subordinated bond.
  • Ongoing advice to Olbos HS I Grundbesitzverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition and purchase financing of land to build up a real estate portfolio with the simultaneous establishment of heritable building rights and subsequent transfer to long-term financing on the capital market (covered bond issuance).

Corporate and M&A > M&A

With an excellent international network, Hogan Lovells International LLP handles large-cap cross-border transactions in the telecommunications, financial services and energy sectors, ranging from company and share purchases to spin-offs and squeeze-outs. Nikolas Zirngibl, who advises clients from the automotive and real estate sectors on transactions, reorganizations and restructurings, leads the German M&A team, while Volker Geyrhalter is responsible for the European corporate law and M&A practice and frequently handles deals in the life sciences and aviation sectors that entail US aspects. Tim Oliver Brandi is experienced in company acquisitions and restructuring in the financial sector and, alongside Jörg Herwig (private equity, coordinator of the China desk) and Birgit Reese (governance/compliance, insurance), also advises on transactions in the automotive sector. Matthias Hirschmann heads the energy and natural resources practice group and is an experienced advisor in the energy market as is Alexander Stefan Rieger; both assist with transactions and joint ventures. Alesya Pavlynska (transactions, corporate restructurings and shareholder agreements) joined from Arzinger Law Offices in July 2022.

Testimonials

‘Throughout a two-year M&A project, Matthias Hirschmann’s team was our constant companion: from seller due diligence and contract negotiations to all issues after the transaction’s closing. It wasn’t just the outstanding legal advice that impressed us, but also the way the project was pushed beyond these legal issues. The entire team has been highly professional and dedicated throughout the transaction.’

‘Matthias Hirschmann: Outstanding professional competence, fun at work and working with the client, project management that goes beyond legal issues, availability at all times for urgent issues.’

‘Hogan Lovells is extremely hands-on and commercial. The cooperation is excellent, 24/7 availability and always by your side with help and advice.’

‘Alexander Stefan Rieger can almost be described as a “deal maker” in the German infrastructure market. In addition to excellent legal advice, he also almost acts as a financial adviser and knows the market inside out. He often knows more than a coverage MD in an investment bank and fully understands transaction dynamics.’

‘Very good M&A transaction team that works at a high level and is very practice-oriented.’

‘Alexander Stefan Rieger has very good knowledge of the market, provides very good legal advice and is very proactive in negotiations and in the course of the process. Good project management. Always available.’

Key clients

ADVA Optical Networking

AGROB Immobilien AG

Akasol AG

BMW und Mercedes

Daimler AG und Daimler Truck AG

DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG

econnext

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

NRW.BANK

NRW.BANK und NordLB

Quadriga Capital

S&T AG

Saurer Netherlands Machinery Company BV

Talanx-Gruppe

Adagia Partners

All4Labels

Cygna Labs Group

Dagmar Vogt Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH

Daimler AG

Dana Inc.

Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS)

EB-SIM und LHI

Fressnapf Beteiligungs GmbH

HR Group

InfraRed Capital Partners

KIRKBI Invest A/S und William Demant Invest A/S

Konzern Versicherungskammer

Marquard & Bahls AG

Mercedes Benz AG

Naxicap Partners

NorthC Gruppe

Perkin-Elmer, Inc.

Safran S.A.

Saint Gobain

Selux AG

Ventiga Capital Partners

Verdantf (künftig Agergy)

Work highlights

  • Advising AKASOL AG on the voluntary public takeover bid by ABBA BidCo AG, a subsidiary of BorgWarner Inc.
  • Advising Daimler on the global IT carve-out of Infosys.
  • Advising Ventiga Capital Partners on an acquisition in the aviation industry.

Information technology > Data protection Tier 3

Integrated into the firm’s IP, media and technology practice and led by Burkhart Goebel, Miriam Gundt and Andreas Bothe, Hogan Lovells International LLP advises clients on data breaches, cyber attacks and transactions and represents them in data protection litigation and proceedings before German and international supervisory authorities. The group specialises in advising on the interface between data protection and employment law and covers topics such as employee data protection in the context of outsourcing projects. In line with the firm’s orientation, the data protection team is also focused on the automotive, healthcare, finance and insurance sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

ANIMUS GmbH & Co. KG

Amarin

Brainlab AG

Brainloop AG

Bundes-verband Herzkranke Kinder e.V. (BVHK)

Bundesverband der Zahlungs- und E-Geld-Institute e.V., BVZI

Catena-X

Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Dana Incorporated

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA)

ExB Labs GmbH

IKB Deutsche Industriebank GmbH

Helsing AG

Jungheinrich Gruppe

Kantar

Moderna

MorphoSys

Nagravision

Payback

Phoenix Contact

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Roche Diagnostics GmbH

Syncreon

Synlab

Texas Instruments

Work highlights

  • Advising Akamai on the Hochschule Rhein Main’s complaints procedure before the VGH Baden-Württemberg against decisions by the Administrative Court of Wiesbaden on application on questions of data protection law and administrative procedural issues.
  • Advising Aminus on various projects in connection with the neighborhood network app developed by Animus.
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Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 3

The German team at Hogan Lovells International LLP acts from four locations and cooperates with international offices in Europe, Asia and the US, thus offering its clients support on traditional IT law as well as in transactions and outsourcing projects, with a focus on risk examination at the interface between IT and IP law. Investments, takeovers, out-licensing, the establishment of joint ventures and the development of new technologies are all part of the comprehensive range of advisory services. Burkhart Goebel leads the global IP, media and technology group, while Miriam Gundt holds the European chair and Andreas Bothe is responsible for the German team.

Key clients

Amira Growth

Goldman Sachs

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA)

IKB Deutsche Industriebank GmbH

Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB) und Deutsche Hypothekenbank (Aktiengesellschaft) (Deutsche Hypo)

NRW Bank

OMV

Phoenix Contact

PTC Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Amira Growth on a stake in the call center and customer service platform Yoummday.
  • Advising the US technology company PTC, Inc. on the negotiations regarding the acquisition of the IP and brand of the augmented reality (AR) start-up RE’FLEKT.
  • Advice to the Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA) on the structuring and implementation of a total of four major procurement procedures for the outsourcing of several business processes (business process outsourcing) in the areas of portfolio management, financial data management, compliance and IT.

Private equity > Transactions

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises founding teams, start-ups, financial investors and venture capital investors on mid- and large-cap transactions, where the team covers the life sciences, technology and healthcare sectors. Practice head Matthias Jaletzke advises national and international clients and handles PE as well as M&A transactions. The M&A and venture capital interfaces were strengthened at the end of 2021 with the additions of Christoph Naumann and Torsten Rosenboom (both formerly at Watson Farley & Williams LLP).

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team was always reliable and helped quickly when needed.’

‘Matthias Jaletzke has given us excellent support with every project and has always ensured a smooth and accurate DD process, including valuable support in signing and closing deals.’

‘Strong lead partner Hanns Jörg Herwig, good use of innovative / convincing tools.’

‘Hanns Jörg Herwig: Structured, prepared, strong leader.’

Key clients

Adagia Partners

All4Labels

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Castik Capital

Chequers Capital

Cygna Labs Group

Econnext

Halder

HR Group

Maguar

Merz

myStromer

Naxicap Partners

Quadriga Capital

Teufel-Gruppe

Ventiga Capital Partners

Vice Sporting Goods GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising the private equity company Adagia Partners on a majority stake in SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH.
  • Advising the European investment company Naxicap Partners and its portfolio company G&D Group on the acquisition of Tritec Electronic Aktiengesellschaft based in Mainz and LXCO Technologies AG from Berlin.
  • Advising the All4Labels Group (Triton portfolio company) on the acquisition of LIMO LABELS A/S, Denmark, and on the acquisition of Flexoprint Labels SA, Brazil.

Public sector > Public procurement Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's internally and globally well-connected team has accumulated specialised knowledge in the defense and life sciences sectors and handles proceedings of strategic importance, such as those regarding market access. In addition to public procurement law, practice head Marc Schweda is also well versed in antitrust and competition law and regularly advises on claims and EU state aid law, while Thomas Dünchheim complements his national and European procurement experience with expertise in gaming law.

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Testimonials

‘Thomas Dünchheim: The very best expertise in the municipal sector; as a former mayor he is also familiar with exotic subjects.’

‘Excellent legal knowledge of the community.’

‘Thomas Dünchheim: A very experienced partner in public procurement law, who always advises in a very pragmatic and focused manner.’

Key clients

Moderna Switzerland GmbH

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

NRW Bank und Nord/LB

Lockheed Martin

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Lürssen

Stadtwerke Menden Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung

Stadtwerke Velbert

STEAG

Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt der Norddeutschen Landesbank Girozentrale

rhenag Rheinische Energie Aktiengesellschaft

KoelnMesse GmbH

Kyndryl Deutschland GmbH

EAM Beteiligungen GmbH (Kasseler Verkehrs- und Versorgungs GmbH Landkreis Kassel, Landkreis Hersfeld-Rotenburg Schwalm-Eder-Kreis Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg Kreisausschuss des Werra-Meißner-Kreises Körperschaft des Öffentlichen Rechts)

Stadtwerke Oberursel GmbH

BEW Bergische Energie- und Wasser GmbH

Knorr-Bremse AG

Kiepe Electric GmbH

GSS Zweite Projektmanagement GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Moderna on public procurement law in various German and European tendering procedures for vaccine procurement (in particular with regard to the Covid-19 vaccine Spikevax®), including the German Taksforce vaccine production tendering procedure for the award of pandemic preparedness contracts and the EU Commission’s procurement procedure for supply and delivery of Covid-19 vaccine Spikevax for low and lower-middle income countries.
  • Advising EAM, which, together with KVV and the five North Hessian districts, is privatizing the two telecommunications companies BNG and NCK. This M&A deal took place in a structured bidding process shaped by state aid and budgetary law.
  • Comprehensive advice to Lockheed Martin on the procurement project of the Federal Armed Forces Procurement Office (BAIINBw) for the heavy transport helicopter (STH), including representation in the award review procedure before the Federal Public Procurement Chamber and the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court.

Public sector > State aid Tier 3

The state aid team at Hogan Lovells International LLP cooperates closely with the firm's antitrust and public procurement experts as well as with its public law practice and thus offers intersectional advice that is regularly called upon by the public sector as well as companies from the automotive, transport and gaming sectors. Practice head Marc Schweda is primarily assists with state aid-related matters at EU level and has particular expertise in the transport sector; during the pandemic, he also increasingly advised on Covid-19 support measures.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Marc Schweda: Very capable, very experienced and always approachable.’

Key clients

FlixMobility

EAM Beteiligungen GmbH (Kasseler Verkehrs- und Versorgungs GmbH Landkreis Kassel, Landkreis Hersfeld-Rotenburg Schwalm-Eder-Kreis Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg Kreisausschuss des Werra-Meißner-Kreises Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts)

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

NRW.Bank und Nord/LB

NRW.BANK

Work highlights

  • Advice to FlixMobility GmbH on all state aid matters.
  • Advising the Federal Republic of Germany – Finanzagentur GmbH on the granting of a stabilization measure by the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) to Deutsche Lufthansa AG within the framework of the Economic Stabilization Act.

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP covers all aspects of insolvency and restructuring advice. The focus is on financial and corporate restructuring as well as the support and implementation of restructuring concepts, including Scheme of Arrangements and Chapter 11 proceedings, which are accompanied via the firm's international network and respective locations in the UK and US. In the finance arena, the team, led by Heiko Tschauner, advises on debt restructuring, non-performing loans and restructuring loans, which is complemented by expertise in liability risks in crisis situations and representing clients in insolvency litigation. Christian Herweg is experienced in insolvency plan proceedings and the enforcement of security rights, and Markus Huber is a key contact for the assertion of and defence against rescissory claims and the avoidance of insolvency-related risks in financial transactions.

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Testimonials

‘They are very professional, dedicated and business oriented.’

‘They always offer the right and innovative solution to customers’ needs and show very strong leadership qualities.’

‘They are very friendly, charismatic and intelligent.’

Key clients

Saurer Netherlands Machinery Company B.V.

FMC Beteiligungs KG

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

Jinsheng Group

Boston Consulting Group

Konkursmasse Piccor AG

Delticom AG

Donaldson Filtration Deutschland GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Saurer Netherlands Machinery Company BV on an agreement to end the provisional self-administration proceedings of its German subsidiaries.
  • Advising FMC Beteiligungs-KG on the acquisition of the operational business of the insolvent Dradura Group based in Altleinigen and its foreign investments in Italy, Poland and the USA.
  • Advising the Chinese textile machinery group Jinsheng Group on the negotiations, co-development and implementation of a comprehensive restructuring concept for the EMAG Group, in which Jinsheng holds a 50% stake.

Trade and distribution > Foreign trade law Tier 3

Integrated into its Strategic Operations, Agreements and Regulation practice, the foreign trade law team at Hogan Lovells International LLP advises clients across locations on export control, sanctions and customs law, while interfacing matters such as transaction-related investment control and trade compliance projects are also covered. Patrick Ayad is particularly well versed in regulatory matters and leads the global practice group. Internal investigations and investment control procedures are key strengths of Falk Schöning, who acts from Brussels and Berlin. Senior associate Stefan Kirwitzke focuses on the interface between antitrust and foreign trade law.

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Testimonials

‘Falk Schöning is characterized by uncomplicated solutions and acting in the interests of the client.’

‘Falk Schöning took over our support in a highly professional manner and completed this work to our complete satisfaction. It was very pleasant to work with him and we are very satisfied with the result of the work.’

Key clients

Sicoya

ADVA

Helsing

Active Tools

Texas Instruments

Wacker

VinFast

Viafintech GmbH

Lockheed Martin

Motel One

Intellia Therapeutics

Salesforce

IB Vogt GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Sicoya on an investment control process, including negotiating conditions for the sale to the Chinese investor Dawning Semi and subsequent implementation of a compliance system.
  • Advice to ADVA on an investment control procedure regarding the planned transatlantic merger with Adtran (USA).
  • Comprehensive advice to Lockheed Martin on the procurement projects of the Bundeswehr Procurement Office for the heavy transport helicopter (STH).

Transport > Advice to the transport sector Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on transport law via its Mobility & Transportation group, covering a wide array of matters ranging from public procurement law and regulatory issues to recourse matters. The team is particularly well versed in the automotive and defence industries as well as in the aerospace sector. Patrick Ayad leads the group and was appointed global managing partner in June 2022. Detlef Haß handles contentious matters, while Florian Unseld is particularly experienced in advising on operational business issues.

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Testimonials

‘Pragmatic solutions, also in the short term.’

‘Professional support, calm communication. Very good accessibility.’

‘Regular info events to keep up to date.’

Key clients

AKASOL AG

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

Daimler AG

Daimler Truck AG

Dana Inc.

FlixMobility

Genesis Motor Europe (Premium-Marke der Hyundai Motor Company)

Hyundai Motor Company

InfraRed Capital Partners

Lürssen (NVL B.V. & Co. KG)

Mercedes-Benz

Mitsubishi Motors

Ventiga Capital Partners

Vinfast

Waymo

ZF

Work highlights

  • Advising several automobile manufacturers on e-mobility, including regulatory advice and support in drawing up supply agreements, in cooperation in the development area and in setting up purchasing and sales structures.
  • Ongoing advice to several car manufacturers, including Genesis and Vinfast, on their entry into the European market.
  • Advising various companies from the traffic and transport sector in Europe, Asia and the USA on numerous product-related regulatory requirements and product compliance cases as well as advising two new market participants in the field of autonomous driving on the national and European legal framework.

Banking and finance > Fintech Tier 4

The German fintech team at Hogan Lovells International LLP offers an interdisciplinary and cross-location approach and advises financial and payment services providers as well as (fintech) companies on regulatory issues. The advice offering includes matters pertaining to the issuance, custody and distribution of cryptocurrencies as well as pan-European expansion projects and licensing requirements. Practice head Richard Reimer is experienced in institutional and product-specific banking regulatory law.

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Other key lawyers:

Jochen Seitz

Testimonials

‘Highly experienced team providing expert advice on the legal and regulatory status quo as well as emerging trends in the fintech space.’

‘Highly recommended for providing regulatory advice to virtual asset providers.’

‘Jochen Seitz provides precise, commercial and very useful advice in a very timely and efficient manner.’

Key clients

B2Mobility GmbH

Bundesverband der Zahlungs- und E-Geld-Institute

cflox GmbH

DiPayGo GmbH

Fiserv, Inc.

mobile business engine GmbH

Pay.cetera B.V.

viafintech GmbH

Marex Financial

Goldman Sachs / Tier Mobility GmbH

Rebike Mobility GmbH

Taulia Inc.

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to the REWE Group on payment issues and advice on setting up a new fintech and on applying for a permit as an e-money institute.
  • Advising Marex Financial on the issuance and sale of structured products with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as underlying.
  • Advising dipaygo GmbH on the application for a permit as a payment institution.

Banking and finance > Real estate finance Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's real estate financing team acts integrated into the practice corporate & finance, which is also evident at practice head level in banking and finance expert Katlen Blöcker, real estate specialist Roland Bomhard and project finance expert Carla Luh. Among the clients are banks and debt funds, which the group advises on the acquisition and development financing of individual properties and real estate portfolios.

Other key lawyers:

Christian Herweg; Julian Fischer

Testimonials

‘Top professional, international team that covers all areas of real estate financing up to restructuring and is always solution-oriented.’

‘Christian Herweg: Confident but never arrogant, leaves the deal management to his experienced associates in the foreground, but is always present and intervenes immediately if necessary.’

Key clients

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

BayernLB

DekaBank

Ferox

Olbos HS I Grundbesitz-verwaltung GmbH & Co. KG

UniInstitutional Private Debt SCS SICAV-SIF

Standard Chartered Bank

Elite Partners Capital

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Work highlights

  • Advising a banking consortium including Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, BayernLB and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale on financing the acquisition of the landmark property Uptown Tower in Munich by way of a share deal.
  • Advising pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank on the financing of the acquisition of Schlosshof Wandsbek, an office campus with a size of approx. 15,600m² in Hamburg.
  • Advising Ferox Spitzbergenweg GmbH on the sale of the Meiendorfer Höfe district development in Hamburg Rahlstedt.

Germany > Consumer goods and food law Tier 4

Integrated into the global practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP's focuses on supporting food and consumer goods matters, including regulatory issues, product recalls and litigation. The team acts from Hamburg and Munich and primarily advises manufacturers. The core topics include novel food approvals, food supplements and food packaging. In addition to food law, the team advises on patent and distribution law matters, such as the restructuring of distribution systems. Thomas Salomon and Florian Unseld, who focuses on the consumer goods industry, jointly head the practice. Christiane Alpers specialises in regulatory and commercial law in connection with consumer goods and food; the latter made partner in January 2022.

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Key clients

Moët Hennessy

Schwartauer Werke

LEGO

Lactalis

Work highlights

  • Ongoing comprehensive advice to Schwartauer Werke on product launches, recipes for new product concepts, requirements and regulatory limits for product communication as well as advice on relaunches, complaints from authorities and warnings under competition law.

Germany > Tax Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP predominantly advises on transaction taxes, transfer pricing, tax compliance and tax aspects of real estate transactions, having recently been very active in the investment fund and private equity sectors. This also reflects the team-wide sector expertise in finance, with Heiko Gemmel and Mathias Schönhaus being the key contacts here and often accompanying M&A transactions. Practice head Ingmar Dörr focuses on forensic work in tax and customs investigations and is also well versed in tax disputes.

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Key clients

AKASOL AG

ADVA Optical Networking

NRW.Bank und NORD/LB

Quadriga Capital

Saurer Netherlands Machinery Company BV

Talanx-Gruppe

Bundesrepublick Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

FlixMobility

Teufel-Gruppe

Daimler AG

Cygna Labs Group

Dagmar Vogt Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH

Digital Charging Solutions (DCS)

InfraRed Capital Partners

EB – Sustainable Investment Management (EB-SIM) und die LHI Gruppe

Naxicap Partners

NorthC Gruppe

Selux AG

AGROB Immobilien AG

PTC, Inc.

Maguar

Armira Growth

Work highlights

  • Advised BMW and Mercedes-Benz on the sale of Share Now to Stellantis.
  • Advising the project development company Groß & Partner on the sale of the T1 project in Frankfurt.
  • Advising IDEAL insurance group with parent company IDEAL Lebensversicherung aG on the takeover of myLife Lebensversicherung AG and Honorarkonzept GmbH from previous owner Swiss INSUREVOLUTION Partners AG.

Banking and finance > Lending and borrowing Tier 5

In 2021, Hogan Lovells International LLP merged its German finance divisions into a unified OneFinance practice which is jointly led by Katlen Blocker (comprehensive expertise in financing) and project finance expert Carla Luh. The realignment strengthened the cross-practice as well as cross-locational cooperation, which also covers the corporate and capital market law interface. Recently, companies instructed the team in connection with refinancing, restructuring and reorganisation of financing, while banks, PE investors and debt funds called upon the practice’s expertise in acquisition financing.

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Testimonials

‘The team is particularly noticeable because of its high level of solution orientation. This goes hand in hand with outstanding legal expertise. Because of this combination, the team contributes (often crucially) to closing the deal.’

‘The team works in an integrated manner and is always available. The approach is solution-oriented, friendly but determined.’

‘Katleen Blocker: Full, highly professional commitment combined with absolute trust. We work extremely closely together, almost as an extended team.’

‘Dr. Carla Luh has excellent problem-solving skills when it comes to legal issues.’

‘Dr. Christian Herweg: Excellent commitment to the mandate with very good professional competence.’

‘Bianca Engelmann: Very pragmatic and solution-oriented, shows extraordinary commitment in client work and great understanding of company/industry-specific peculiarities, always available and very pleasant to deal with.’

‘Carla Luh keeps a cool head even in difficult situations and always finds the right solution. Their constant availability and delivery reliability deserve special mention.’

Key clients

Adagia Partners

AkquiVest debt fund

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Client Group

Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debt Funds

Chequers Capital

Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur GmbH

ETERNA Mode Holding GmbH

Everphone

Globus Holding

Grover

goetel GmbH

Hapag-Lloyd AG

BNP Paribas

PEAC (Germany) GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising the private equity company Adagia Partners on a majority stake in SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH.
  • Advising ETERNA Mode Holding GmbH and its main shareholder on the sustainable financing of the ETERNA Group in connection with the largest StaRUG (Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Companies) proceedings to date and the reorganization of the ETERNA Group.
  • Advising the phone-as-a-service provider everphone on the conclusion of a financing round. The total volume of equity and debt financing amounts to $200 million.

Germany > Employment Tier 5

Hogan Lovells International LLP is an experienced advisor on international transaction, transformation and restructuring projects, but also focuses on compliance and data protection advice; alongside this project work, practice head Tim Gero Joppich is also experienced in the introduction of new HR IT systems. The offering is complemented by Bernd Klemm's expertise in company pension schemes. Recently, the group also handled issues relating to false-self-employment and SE conversions.

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Testimonials

‘Reliable advance information on relevant changes/innovations. Implementation characterized by common sense and practical relevance.’

‘Legal advice tailored to the client, pragmatic approach and risk considerations where desired and appropriate. Current topics are addressed proactively. Seamless collaboration and support from different consulting areas as well as across different geographical regions/countries. Single point of contact for all (initial) inquiries.’

‘Expertise, professionalism, accessibility, reliability, flexibility. Extremely cooperative, trusting and friendly working relationship. Pragmatic approach wherever possible. View of the bigger picture.’

‘Eckard Schwarz: Always available, reacts quickly and has a very high level of competence. Has extensive experience and entrepreneurial understanding. Personally very pleasant.’

‘Unique commitment and support in all employment law issues; in urgent cases immediate availability and prioritization. Showing different options for action, including the consequences.’

‘Fast and professional, strong on the matter.’

‘Very good accessibility and reliable management of order processing. Creativity in the development of practical solutions. Proactively providing impetus for the further development of our corporate culture.’

‘Continuity, reliable!’

Key clients

Kantar

Booking.com

Uber

FlixMobility

Statkraft

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Uber

Manroland Pension Trust e.V.

@-yet

Stadtwerke Aachen AG

Dynavax

MicroVention Deutschland GmbH

Choice Hotels

Dentsu

DÖRKEN

Chr. Hansen GmbH

HAPEKO Hanseatisches Personalkontor Deutschland GmbH

Aluminium Oxid Stade GmbH

Loro Piano

Marken

GfE Metalle und Materialien GmbH

MHM Holding GmbH

Mānuka Health New Zealand Limited

Work highlights

  • Advice to Kantar on the introduction of Workday, including negotiations with the central works council and comprehensive advice and negotiation of a transformation project to redesign working conditions.
  • Advising Booking.com on various employment law issues, in particular in connection with a restructuring and a global hybrid working project.
  • Advising FlixMobility on converting its legal form into an SE and further developing its management structure.

The firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Dusseldorf office: Hogan Lovells in Dusseldorf offers clients a full range of legal services. Located in one of the world’s key hubs for patent law litigation, it advises clients like you on a range of intellectual property issues. Its dynamic M&A, corporate and capital markets practices advise companies operating from the Rhine-Ruhr industrial hub on large, complex transactions. Their lawyers understand the chemical, automotive, energy, insurance, financial institutions and pharmaceutical industries. It solves your toughest legal problems by bringing the right people together, working as part of your team. With more than 45 offices worldwide, the practice groups co-operate closely with each other. It provides clients with the full resources of a global firm from a single, local point of contact.

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